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ERIC Number: ED504986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 35
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Volume of Courses Students Carry among Central Data Warehouse (CDW) Institutions: Implications for Recalibration of the BC Transfer System
Box, Dale
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The British Columbia (BC) Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) has undertaken, in the last couple of years, a review of the BC Transfer System. Preliminary findings indicate that the current structure of the BC Transfer Guide (BCTG), which designates institutions as either "sending" institutions or "receiving" institutions, based upon their historic primary roles, may no longer fit a transfer environment in which students increasingly move in multiple directions and in which colleges (traditionally perceived as primarily sending institutions) aim to attract transfer students to their new degree programs. The fundamental research question that this study aims to answer is whether or not there are sufficient numbers of students potentially transferring courses into college and institutes that some of these institutions should be designated as receiving institutions. This study profiles the mobility of students among BC colleges, university colleges, and institutes, referred to here as Central Data Warehouse (CDW) institutions, based on courses they have taken in calendar years 2004 to 2006. The report concludes that given the volume of courses, it may be well worth BCCAT's time to expand the Transfer Guide to include British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as a receiving institution, assuming BCIT is interested in this designation. However, the analysis also shows that there may be sufficient evidence of students moving courses between other Lower Mainland institutions to include them as receiving institutions in the Transfer Guide for specific courses. Appended are: (1) Institution Acronyms; (2) Credential Type Acronyms; (3) Pivot Table Illustration I: Courses Received by Select Colleges, by Sending Institution and Course Name, 2004 - 2006 (Registrant Count 15 or Greater); and (4) Pivot Table Illustration II: Receiving Institution(s) for Courses Sent by Douglas College, 2004-2006 (Registrant Count 15 or Greater). (Contains 11 tables and 14 footnotes.)
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada